John Doody to Judge RMWABLC Framed Com­pe­ti­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

Renowned Bris­bane based pho­tog­ra­pher and physi­cist Mr John Doody will be the Se­nior Judge for the “Framed” photo com­pe­ti­tion to be dis­played at the Bush spirit Fes­ti­val on the 1st of June this year. The Fes­ti­val and the Photo com­pe­ti­tion are part of the Queens­land Gov­ern­ments Queens­land Week Cel­e­bra­tions.

Pho­tog­ra­phy has been a pas­sion for John for the past 35 years. John’s pho­to­graphic phi­los­o­phy is in line with that of Ansel Adams when he likens the pro­duc­tion of a fine art pho­to­graphic print to the play­ing of a sym­phony by an orches­tra. He said “the cam­era is like a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, it can do noth­ing un­less it is played well. The neg­a­tive or in our case the dig­i­tal neg­a­tive, is like the mu­si­cal score, the ba­sic in­for­ma­tion is there but it must be in­ter­preted to pro­duce the fine art print. Fi­nally the pro­duc­tion of the print is likened to the per­for­mance of the sym­phony. Ev­ery nu­ance of the neg­a­tive must be de­vel­oped to pro­duce in the fine art print what the pho­tog­ra­pher saw in his mind’s eye”.

The most sig­nif­i­cant pho­to­graphic pro­ject John has been in­volved in over the last few years is the “Legacy of Light” ex­hi­bi­tion. The pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the pho­to­graphic work of five gen­er­a­tions of Pho­tog­ra­phers 1863 – 2012.

John’s other ar­eas of in­ter­est have in­cluded col­lab­o­ra­tion with high pro­file Bris­bane pho­tog­ra­pher Rod Pforr in the de­vel­op­ment of Por­trai­ture Tech­nique, work­ing as a fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher for Viviens model agency and in the early days work­ing as a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phy. John is a mem­ber of the Mono­chrome So­ci­ety and is de­vel­op­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion of the zone sys­tem to dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy. This in­cludes writ­ing a book on Black &White pho­tog­ra­phy where the ap­pli­ca­tion of the zone sys­tem will be ex­plored in de­tail. John’s cur­rent ma­jor pro­ject is a pho­to­graphic ex­pe­di­tion to the Arc­tic in Au­gust with pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers Peter East­way and Joshua Holko.

So, North Bur­nett pho­tog­ra­phers rest as­sured that when you en­tre the framed com­pe­ti­tion this year you will have a pro­fes­sional with a life­time of ex­pe­ri­ence judg­ing your work. For more in­for­ma­tion or com­pe­ti­tion en­try forms please con­tact The RM Wil­liams Aus­tralian Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre on 41 657 272 or Kylie Schoolie on 41617300.

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